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The Report on Unalienable Rights

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Professors Robert P. George (Princeton) and William Saunders (IHE Director of Program on Human Rights) for this discussion with Faith & Law. The Department's Commission on Unalienable Rights, chaired by Harvard professor Mary Ann Glendon, issued its report on human rights in U.S. foreign policy in July, examining human rights from the perspective of both America's foundational principles and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Robert George and William Saunders  will discuss the report and examine its relevance for a…

The 2020 Election and the Future of the Right

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

IHE Media Fellow and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat will moderate a panel discussion via webinar between Samuel Goldman (George Washington University), Dan McCarthy (Modern Age), and Ramesh Ponnuru (National Review) about the upcoming election and the future of conservatism in America.

The United Nations at 75: Catholic Perspectives

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In this event cosponsored with the Beatrice Institute, the Harvard Catholic Forum, the Institute for Faith and Culture, the Nova Forum for Catholic Thought, and the St. Paul Catholic Center, a panel discussion explores the history of the Holy See’s relations with the United Nations, the role of lay Catholics and Church leaders in developing the human rights tradition, and the growing role of Catholic NGOs as they work alongside the UN for justice, peace, religious freedom, and integral human development around the world. Featured speakers…

“Fratelli Tutti”: Engaging Pope Francis’s New Encyclical on Social Friendship

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Who is my neighbor? Who is my brother and sister? Drawing on central gospel themes found in the Good Samaritan narrative, Pope Francis applies them to the whole “human family,” proposing that the logic of social friendship and neighborly love move beyond the personal to touch on every major social sphere. Join IHE Director Joseph Capizzi, IHE Fellow Jennifer Frey, and Lumen Christi Institute Senior Fellow Russell Hittinger to discuss Pope Francis’s latest social encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. Free and open to the public. Cosponsored…

M.A. in Human Rights Online Information Session

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Choosing a graduate program can be stressful, but we don’t think it should be. That’s why we will be hosting an online information session so you can get answers to your questions about our program. Dr. William Saunders, Director of the Program in Human Rights, will have a conversation about this program with Dr. Jay Richards, Assistant Research Professor of Political Philosophy, Moral Theology, and Economic Theory. This event is FREE, open to the public. RSVP using the button above.…

Spirited Debate: UBI Meets the Catholic Demand for a Just Wage

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RESOLVED: “A universal basic income meets the Catholic demand for a Just Wage.” The Catholic Information Center and The Institute for Human Ecology present  A Spirited Debate  between  Marquette University’s Kate Ward  and  The Catholic University of America’s Catherine Pakaluk  One of the great advantages of Catholic social teaching is that it is normally stated in general terms of values, principles and goals, not specific programs. It is the reason that Catholic social teaching doesn’t fit into either political party's…

Manners and Markets: Edmund Burke on the Moral Foundations of Commercial Activity

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Gregory Collins (Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University) speaks about his new book, “Commerce and Manners in Edmund Burke’s Political Economy.” The event is cosposored by the Catholic University Department of Politics, the Catholic University Busch School of Business, and the Institute for Human Ecology. Zoom Meeting ID: 821 6206 7282 Passcode: 668466

The Pope and the Bomb: The Ethics of Nuclear Deterrence

November 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

John Keown, Rose Kennedy Chair in Christian Ethics at Georgetown and Advisory Board Member for the M.A. in Human Rights, will lecture on the ethics of nuclear deterrence from a natural law perspective, with particular reference to the views of Pope Francis, the first Pope to oppose not only the use but also the possession of nuclear weapons. This lecture is presented as part of the IHE M.A. in Human Rights program. Program director William Saunders, J.D., will introduce the speaker and lead the…

A Theological Engagement on Disability: Accompanying Each Member of the Body of Christ in a Time of Crisis

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Archbishop of Louisville, KY, and the Episcopal Moderator for the National Catholic Partnership on Disability, for a virtual lecture about the Catholic understanding of disability and how it leads us to a closer union with one another and God during challenging times. Following the lecture, JD Flynn (Editor-in-Chief of Catholic News Agency) and Dr. Miguel Romero (Assistant Professor of Religious and Theological Studies at Salve Regina University) will engage in a moderated discussion…

The Inequity of Federal Western Land Policy: A Bipartisan Struggle

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Why does the federal government own only .5% of Kansas and 1.8% of Texas, but 79.6% of Nevada and 63.1% of Utah? Why are there two separate federal policies for western lands? Emmett McGroarty, IHE Director of the Program on the Constitution and Catholic Social Doctrine, will speak with former Utah State Representative Ken Ivory on the implications of the federal western land policy for state sovereignty, wildlife and land management, and a host of other ethical and political issues.…

What It Means to Be Human: A Webinar with Carter Snead

November 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

O. Carter Snead, Professor of Law and Director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss his new book, What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics, with IHE Executive Director Joseph Capizzi. Free and open to the public. The event will take place via Zoom webinar. 

The American Future Post 2020: Short-Term and Long-Range

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

George Weigel and Os Guinness will discuss short-term and long-range outcomes of the 2020 election and its impact on America’s future for a Faith and Law Friday Forum. Free and open to the public. The event will take place via Zoom webinar.   

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